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Every marriage is bound to encounter a few bumps along the road, especially when you're first starting out. We're here to help you out with solutions to couples issues and common newlywed arguments. First, find out about the tried-and-true stuff your parents probably wish they'd known. We've sorted out the newlywed "rules" you can ignore from the relationship mistakes you need to avoid. Learn the right way to handle a fight and the solutions to the most common newlywed arguments. We've also got help for couples issues that are specific to the modern marriage. For example, the four rules of Facebook for couples, how to deal when you're married to a metrosexual, and handling coworker crushes. You can also read our expert Q&A for dealing with all kinds of couples issues. Find tips on making friends as a couple, managing work stress as a pair, and avoiding common newlywed arguments about stuff like cleaning and entertaining. We'll help you solve issues with everyone -- your honey, your couple friends, your in-laws -- and find solutions that work in every part of your life, from the bedroom to the office. From whether it's okay to tell friends about your issues to breaking out of a sex rut, we've got you covered. And don't forget your fellow Nesties! We've pulled together lists of real couple gripes and likes, Nesties' marriage secrets, and their most ridiculous fights -- you're sure to relate to something! Or find even more sympathetic ears with our relationships message board.

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Love Q&A: Let Him Cook?


The Nest Q&AI hate cooking after working all day, but my guy loves it (he fancies himself the next Jamie Oliver). Is it okay to let him do the honors every night?


Heck, yeah! If your Top Chef-hopeful wants to bust out the cast-iron skillet every night to cook dinner for the woman he loves, who are you to stop him? Just make sure you don't morph into a circa-1950s husband and stretch out on the sofa while he clears the table (not that you would ever do that). To have that tuna steak without the guilt, adopt the rule that Tory Gebbie of New York swears by. "Since he always cooks, I always clean up." Another way to show you're oh-so-grateful: Pick up two gooey cupcakes or a six-pack of good beer on your way home.

-- The Nest Editors

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